Man Accused Of Attempted Rape

The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying a man accused of an attempted rape.

Around 9:45 a.m. on Friday, the BPD said they received a report regarding an attack that had occurred in the shaded area between the Bike Trail parking lot and the Bike Trail adjacent to Manor Street and Denise Avenue.

Police said a 35-year-old woman told police that she was approached by a man while she was walking her dog.

The woman told police that the man grabbed her and threw her to the ground then made attempts to kiss her face and statements which suggested he intended to rape her, police said.

The woman said she yelled and fought and the suspect let her go then ran eastbound through the Bike Trail tunnel which runs under Manor Street, Sgt. Mary DeGeare said.

A witness said they saw the man running after the offense, and said he doubled back across Manor Street and enter a vehicle which was parked in the Bike Trail parking area, DeGeare reported.

Police said the man is described as Hispanic in his late 20s. He is said to be 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark blue baseball cap on backward, gray T-shirt and blue work pants or jeans.

The vehicle is described as a grey 1986 model possible Nissan truck possibly having gardening equipment in the bed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the BPD at 661-327-7111.

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